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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Not Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

800 Chestnut St San Francisco, CA 94133-2299
Phone: (415) 771-7020
Admissions Phone: (415) 749-4500
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Katice from Hayward, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Make sure you have enough money to pay for all of your expenses. A lot of times it's cheaper to live outside of the dorms. Also, do not get kits right away. I'm a Fashion Marketing major. I spent $299 on a kit and I did not use half of my kit. Also the kit doesn't have everything you need. The Kit broke first quarter. It's another way for the school to get money out of you. PLEASE pay attention to what your money is being used for especially if you are taking out loans. Also, have a job. Unexpected expenses come up. I started at this school because my counselor said they could help me get a job to pay for transportation. After I got in there was no help. When I threatened to leave, all of a sudden they came up with a BART ticket for me. Amazing. I like the diversity of the school and the teachers. The teachers are of great quality and they want to see you succeed. I just did not like how they scam people to get in. Education is a business that can get you in debt before your real life begins. Be smart. Ask Questions. Research.

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  • Artistreview
  • I am a current student here

    Doesn't matter what your interests are in art, they will always be supported here at SFAI. This school will really shape you into the artist you are meant to be. Just be open to experimentation in mediums, Ideas, and heart.

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